Reviews of Wind-Up Bird Chronicle, the (1994)
Review by iriam (2005-04-13)
Even over a year after I read it I remember the oddities of this book. There are so many twists and turns, parts of the story seemed to be tangents but the story was compelling. The development and plot is quite dynamic which lead to increased curiosity. Lead to lots of contemplation. A mix of near fanstasy and dreams with the reality of daily life.
Review by tkincher (2003-03-07)
This was the most interesting book I read last year (2002), with an incredibly interesting meld of realities and ideas that, while initially not as compelling as "Hard Boiled Wonderland and The End of the World", the only other Murakami book I had read up to that point, is a lot more satisfying to see through to the end. The story goes on some side trips that can turn a little tedious at times as you miss the main narrative, but this is a wonderful piece of fiction that gave me cause for introspection and kept me thinking for weeks afterwards.
Review by leoj (2003-03-07)
This is my favorite book in the whole world (and I've read at least 1-2 books a week for the past 15 years). So there, I can't say anything more about it. It provides a profound insight on life.